Misc No. 121.

749 F.3d 1376 (2014)

In re the PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY, Petitioner.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

April 24, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gregory A. Castania , Jones Day, of Washington, DC, for petitioner. With him on the petition were David M. Maiorana , of Cleveland, OH, and David M. Weirich , The Procter & Gamble Company, of Cincinnati, OH.

William H. Oldach III , Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP, of Washington, DC, for respondent Clio USA, Inc. With him on the response was Louis Gubinsky.

Nathan K. Kelley , Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office, of Alexandria, VA, for respondent United States Patent and Trademark Office. With him on the response were Jeremiah S. Helm and Joseph Matal , Associate Solicitors.

Before LOURIE, PROST, and TARANTO, Circuit Judges.



TARANTO, Circuit Judge.

Clio USA, Inc., petitioned the Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office to institute inter partes reviews of three patents owned by The Proctor & Gamble Company (P & G). The Director, through her delegee, granted the petitions. P & G now petitions this court to issue a writ of mandamus that would direct the PTO to withdraw the orders instituting inter partes...

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